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Catch Ball Game Catch Ball Game

Super fun indoors or out.  Learn to play catch!

Starts at: $6.99
Got Special KIDS|Child's Feeling Mini Poster Set Mini Young Children's Feelings Poster Set of 12

A great tool for helping children identify & express emotions.

List Price: $7.95
Starts at: $7.15
Savings: $0.80
Got Special Kids|4-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Thumb Ball Game Thumballs for Social Learning - 4-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Game

More than a ball! Throw it! Catch it! Respond to the panel under your thumb.

Starts at: $8.00
Got Special KIDS|Carson Dellosa Emotion-oes Board Game Emotion-oes

Kid-friendly and colorful art will help children recognize and identify emotions.

Starts at: $8.49
Got Special KIDS|Eeboo Good Manners Flash Cards Eeboo - Conversation Cards - Good Manners

Learn good manners with the polite pigs!

Starts at: $10.50
Sale Price: $9.50
Savings: $1.00
Got Special KIDS|Eeboo Good Citizenship Flash Cards Eeboo - Conversation Cards - Good Citizenship

Start a conversation about social responsibility!

Starts at: $10.50
Sale Price: $9.50
Savings: $1.00
Got Special KIDS|What Do I Do? Conversation Cards Eeboo - Conversation Cards - What Do I Do?

Learn to handle social situations with poise, grace and confidence!

Starts at: $10.50
Sale Price: $9.50
Savings: $1.00
Got Special KIDS| I Heard Your Feelings Conversation Cards for Analyzing Emotions Eeboo - Conversation Cards - I Heard Your Feelings

Help children recognize and express their feelings!

Starts at: $10.50
Sale Price: $9.50
Savings: $1.00
Briarpatch - The world of Eric Carle - Alphabet Go Fish Briarpatch - The world of Eric Carle - Alphabet Go Fish

Great family fun for your early learner!

Starts at: $9.75
Got Special Kids|6-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Thumb Ball Game 6-Inch Therapy, Learn & Play Thumb Ball Game

More than a ball! Throw it! Catch it! Great for social skills training!

Starts at: $13.00
Sale Price: $10.00
Savings: $3.00
Got-Special KIDS | Respect the Earth Flash Cards Eeboo - Flash Cards - Respect the Earth

Friendly animals show simple ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Starts at: $10.50
Got Special KIDS|Eeboo - Before & After Eeboo - Before & After

Every action has a consequence!

Starts at: $11.50
Sale Price: $10.50
Savings: $1.00
Got Special KIDS|Learning Resources Pop for Sight Words Game Learning Resources Pop for Sight Words Game

Gobble up a handful of fun as you recognize and read aloud sight words.

List Price: $11.99
Starts at: $10.75
Savings: $1.24
Got Special KIDS|Watch This Face Puzzle Pairs Eeboo - Watch This Face Puzzle Pairs

Match situations with emotional responses.

Starts at: $13.25
Sale Price: $12.00
Savings: $1.25
Got Special KIDS|Think Fun Heads Talk Tails Walk ThinkFun Heads Talk Tails Walk

Can you hop like a frog while clucking like a chicken?

List Price: $16.99
Starts at: $13.00
Savings: $3.99
Got Special KIDS|Learning Resources Let's Talk Cubes Learning Resources Let's Talk Cubes

Social and emotional learning in action!

List Price: $14.99
Starts at: $13.50
Savings: $1.49
Got-Special KIDS|Eeboo - Memory Matching Game - I Never Forget a Face Eeboo - Memory Matching Game - I Never Forget a Face

I Never Forget A Face !!!

Starts at: $15.00
Sale Price: $13.50
Savings: $1.50
Got Special KIDS|Learning Resources Conversation Cubes Learning Resources Conversation Cubes

Spark discussions on the first day and beyond!

List Price: $14.99
Starts at: $13.50
Savings: $1.49
Got Special Kids|Laminated Feelings Poster Laminated Blue Feeling's Poster

A great tool for helping children identify & express emotions.

List Price: $16.95
Starts at: $15.25
Savings: $1.70
Got Special KIDS|Idioms Double Dice Add-On Game for Speech Pathology Speech Corner Idioms Double Dice Add-On Deck

Double Dice Add-On Deck provides a motivating way to learn idiomatic expressions!

Starts at: $16.99
Got Special KIDS|Speech Corner Logical Predictions Double Dice Add-On Game Speech Corner Predicting Double Dice Add-On Deck

Provides tasks designed to help students make logical predictions.

Starts at: $16.99
Got-Special KIDS|Social and Emotional Learning Activities Evan-Moor Social and Emotional Learning Activities

A whole book of SEL activities for teachers or parents.

Our Price: $17.00
Got Special KIDS|Toss & Learn Lifeskill Learning Games for Elementary School Toss & Learn - Lifeskill Learning Games

Children learn important social and coping skills

List Price: $19.95
Starting at: $17.95
Savings: $2.00
Got Special KIDS| Zingo by Thinkfun  Bingo with a Zing! Zingo! Bingo with a Zing by Thinkfun

Builds language & matching skills through fast-paced play.

List Price: $23.99
Starts at: $18.00
Savings: $5.99
Zingo for sight words by Thinkfun Zingo! Sight Words by Thinkfun

Learn sight words while playing the popular game of Zingo!

List Price: $23.99
Starts at: $18.00
Savings: $5.99
Got Special KIDS| Zingo Number Bingo 1-2-3 by Thinkfun Zingo! Number Bingo 1-2-3 by Thinkfun

Build reading and counting skills.

List Price: $23.99
Starts at: $18.00
Savings: $5.99
Got Special KIDS| Zingo Word Builder by Thinkfun Zingo! Word Builder by Thinkfun

Have fun while learning to spell.

List Price: $23.99
Starts at: $18.00
Savings: $5.99
Got Special KIDS|Making & Keeping Friends Games for Middle or High School Kids Lifeskills Cards for Teens: Making and Keeping Friends

Cards focus on real-life situations young teens face everyday

List Price: $21.95
Starts at: $19.75
Savings: $2.20
Got Special KIDS|Avalanche Fruit Stand Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand

Steady… don’t spill the fruit!

List Price: $21.99
Starts at: $19.75
Savings: $2.24
Got Special KIDS| Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

A fun game that builds strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and pre-handwriting skills while using the squeezer!

List Price: $22.99
Starts at: $20.75
Savings: $2.24
Got-Special KIDS|Thinkfun Roll and Play Roll and Play

First Toddler game ever designed!

List Price: $27.99
Starts at: $20.99
Savings: $7.00
Got Special KIDS|Caring About Others Card Game Dr. Playwell's Caring About Others Card Game

Designed to encourage children to understand & care about the feelings of others.

Starts at: $22.95
   
 

Everyone needs to learn social skills. Developing social skills happens over time, and all kids learn by example. Social skills help us to interact with one another and communicate healthily, and these skills include both verbal and non-verbal cues.
For neurodivergent kids and adults, such as those with different learning abilities or those on the spectrum, understanding the complexities of social interaction can be a monumental task. That's because those with developmental delays, autism and other various spectrum disorders oftentimes exist in a self-absorbed environment that's simply not conducive to fine tuning the skills needed to have everyday social interactions. People with neurological differences tend to keep interests that are highly specific and concentrated, but they neglect to invite other people to share in their experiences. Furthermore, depending on the severity of the condition, neurodivergent kids may simply not have the capacity to learn the foundational skills required to understand the nuances of social communication.

Although we all communicate differently and it's important to accept and value divergent thinking, having the foundation for proper social skills is a critical aspect of carrying on successfully through life. Social skills foster relationships and prevent low self-esteem and isolation that's common in kids with autism and other neurological disorders.
They’re crucial to succeeding in school, keeping a job and actively participating within the community. Good social skills breed confidence and create people who are easy to get along with. Social skills encompass:

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Participation
  • Patience
  • Listening
  • Manners
  • Respect for others and self
  • Understanding non-verbal cues
  • Expressing feelings
  • Resilience
  • Conflict resolution

Kids who struggle with social skills may:

  • Avoid proper or prolonged eye contact
  • Interrupt or talk at length
  • Be unable to share a conversation
  • Ask inappropriate questions
  • Misinterpret non-verbal/facial cues from others
  • Fail to understand tone of voice
  • Repeat information
  • Look away or show little interest while others are talking
  • Take things literally
  • Fail to engage in imaginative play
  • Lack empathy and appear self-centered
  • Struggle with jokes
  • Over-respond to critique or failure
  • Disclose excessive personal information

There are many ways in which you can help your child improve their social skills. Communicating openly and setting an example for good cooperation, listening, manners and other social skills every day will help your kids mimic your examples. Openingly explaining why some things work and others don't will help your children to understand social skills from a practical perspective.
We carry a wide range of toys and games geared to help kids of all ages improve their social skills. Our social skills products are great at home or in the classroom, and are suited to all abilities. Kids of all ages will love to play with board games, use flash cards, learn about faces and more. When they're having fun, they're also learning.
Learning new skills in a positive and stress free environment helps kids to succeed.